Dave Tanner is the CEO of Aspen One—the parent company of Aspen Skiing Company, Aspen Hospitality and ASPENX. He has a three-decade leadership track record with dozens of global brands across the consumer landscape in apparel, footwear, sporting goods, outdoor, events, food, beverages, and home products. Dave has led performance improvement efforts in over 30 companies, completed over 35 M&A transactions, and served as a director on 11 boards. Immediately prior to Aspen One, he was a Senior Advisor with the Boston Consulting Group and Kohlberg & Company and taught as an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School.
Previously, Dave was the CEO of Boardriders, Inc., a leading designer and omni-channel retailer of outdoor sports branded apparel, footwear, and accessories under eight global brands sold in 110 countries with retail sales of $3B annually. During his tenure, Dave systematically led the Boardriders platform through a six-year transformation that achieved 22 consecutive quarters of earnings growth.
Prior to Boardriders, Dave built and led the portfolio operations team at Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. where he led performance improvement work that resulted in >$450M of earnings improvement in 14 companies. Earlier in his career, Dave held a number of senior roles at Fortune Brands, Inc., and was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Dave began his career serving as a Major and Senior Pilot in the United States Air Force, including service in Iraq and Afghanistan. He earned a BS in Operations Research from the United States Air Force Academy and an MBA with Honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.